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    • Realm of Science December 20th 1914 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1914)
      First Paragraph: | Hon. John A. McShane has lately presented the Scientific Department with a most valuable selection of lantern slides. He had bought them several years ago while on his trip around the world. As he has ...
    • Realm of Science December 20th 1915 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1915)
      First Paragraph: | When the Lick Observatory was about to be built, astronomers were for the first time given unlimited liberty in every detail, in its equipment as well as its location with the merely nominal restriction, ...
    • Realm of Science December 20th 1916 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1916)
      First Paragraph: | The most remarkable eclipse in a certain way that can possibly occur, is the one that will come when we are busily preparing for Christmas, that is, when our clocks show 3 p.m. central time on Christmas ...
    • Realm of Science December 20th 1917 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1917)
      First Paragraph: | A short time ago a little boy about ten years old asked me this question, “What makes the stars shine!” I dare say that most of us would feel somewhat puzzled in an attempt to give a simple and satisfactory ...
    • Realm of Science February 20th 1913 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1913)
      First Paragraph: | The American Association for the Advancement of Science held its 64th annual meeting in Cleveland during the week beginning Monday, December 30, 1912.
    • Realm of Science February 20th 1914 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1914)
      First Paragraph: | The American Association for the Advancement of Science held its sixty-fifth annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, from December 29, 1913, to January 3, 1914. The Astronomical and Astrophysical Society of ...
    • Realm of Science February 20th 1915 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1915)
      First Paragraph: | The squaring of the circle is without doubt the most important problem that has ever occupied the attention of mathematicians of all grades. Its history says Glaisher, is almost the history of mathematics ...
    • Realm of Science February 20th 1916 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1916)
      First Paragraph: | A short time ago when the writer of these lines was A called to the telephone, a female voice inquired: "What are the signs of the zodiac going to be tomorrow ?" "What are the signs of the zodiac going ...
    • Realm of Science February 20th 1918 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1918)
      First Paragraph: | The title of this article may strike the reader as odd, and too elementary for a university magazine. I am sure, however, that before he has got well into the subject, he will find it greater than he had ...
    • Realm of Science January 20th 1913 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1913)
      First Paragraph: | The latter part of November the Observatory was honored by the presence of G. D. Swezey, professor of astronomy in the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. As he was on the point of replacing his own small ...
    • Realm of Science January 20th 1914 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1914)
      First Paragraph: | Professor W.J. Humphreys, of the United States Weather Bureau, one of our leading meteorologists, has a very instructive article on "Holes in the Air" in the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution ...
    • Realm of Science January 20th 1915 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1915)
      First Paragraph: | Among the many beliefs that are firmly rooted in the public mind is the one that it rains after every big battle. As the exact interval between the battle and the rain is a matter of no consequence, it ...
    • Realm of Science January 20th 1916 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1916)
      First Paragraph: | The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in Arizona is unquestionably one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. It is altogether unique in its kind, in its grandeur and in its magnificence, and ...
    • Realm of Science January 20th 1917 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1917)
      First Paragraph: | The American Association for the Advancement of Science is the largest scientific society in America. It was established in 1848 and numbers over eleven thousand members. Its presidents have been the ...
    • Realm of Science January 20th 1918 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1918)
      First Paragraph: | In a recent number, l’Astronomie, the official journal of the Societe Astronomique de France, mentions the case of a French soldier who though captured by the Germans, contrived to escape from his prison. ...
    • Realm of Science March 20th 1913 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1913)
      First Paragraph: | Popular Astronomy for March contains two short articles by Professor Rigge on the total eclipse of the moon on March 22nd and the partial eclipse of the sun of April 6th, as they will appear in the United ...
    • Realm of Science March 20th 1914 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1914)
      First Paragraph: | The wonderful diversity of genius that is shown by writers in scientific journals, is at times intensely astonishing. While one astronomer, for example, not proficient in the higher mathematics, will ...
    • Realm of Science March 20th 1915 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1915)
      First Paragraph: | If love of one’s own is a virtue, if praise of our heroes is a noble passion, then we as Catholics have every reason to glory in the achievements of our co-religionists in all the sciences, and especially ...
    • Realm of Science March 20th 1916 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1916)
      First Paragraph: | Accustomed as we have been all our lives, and our fathers as well for many centuries, to give the month of February 28 days in common years and 29 days in leap years, what would we say to such a date as ...
    • Realm of Science March 20th 1918 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1918)
      First Paragraph: | On next June 8th, a considerable section of the United States will enjoy a celestial spectacle for which astronomers often travel halfway round the earth. This will be a total eclipse of the sun, when ...